This one-off sailor jacket and canvas tote bag was emblazoned with the wordmark we assembled, inspired by one of the best boat names ever. Typefaces used are Blaktur, the over-the-top Germanic “fett” Blackletter by House Industries, and Loupot, styled after the lettering of Charles Loupot, a prominent mid-20th-century French poster artist.
After I posted my article about the Manzanar War Relocation Center’s entrance sign, I received this email: Josh: I ran across your Dec 24 entry regarding the Manzanar relocation sign. My father, who was interned there, painted the sign. He passed away four years ago but was a graphic artist who did a lot calligraphic […]
Update (January 5, 2010): After posting this article, I received an email from Mark Matsumoto, whose father, Akio Matsumoto, was a commercial artist interned at Manzanar during the War. According to Mark, Akio Matsumoto was the person who painted the sign. Needless to say, this information drastically affects my original theories about the sign’s lettering! […]